KFC picks site for new restaurant in Totton

Andover Advertiser: KFC picks site for new restaurant KFC picks site for new restaurant

THIS is the site targeted by a fastfood giant as it goes head-to-head with a rival in a Hampshire town.

A former Mercedes garage beside the Rushington roundabout at Totton is due to be replaced by a KFC restaurant that will create 40 jobs.

Arch rival McDonald’s is planning to provide 65 new posts by building a similar facility in nearby Commercial Road.

Its original application was withdrawn earlier this year after sparking a flood of objections but a new scheme is about to be submitted.

Last week the Daily Echo revealed that KFC is also planning to target Totton. Bosses refused to reveal the location of the proposed site but details have finally leaked out.

Councillor David Harrison said the company aimed to redevelop land currently occupied by the Ridgeway Used Car Centre.

He added: “Agents for KFC have employed agents to ‘sound out’ the views of local councillors.

“An agent approached me three weeks ago and showed me the plans on the basis that I wouldn’t reveal the location.

“I kept my word but heard it being openly discussed by other councillors. It’s clearly no longer a secret.”

The roundabout serves two of the busiest roads in the Forest – the A35 and the A326 Marchwood Bypass.

Cllr Harrison added: “An incredible amount of traffic uses the roundabout every day, something KFC are clearly hoping to cash in on.

“There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.”

Last night KFC confirmed that it planned to open a new outlet beside the Rushington roundabout.

A Ridgeway spokesman said the nine staff would move to a new site if the scheme went ahead.

As reported in the Daily Echo, McDonald’s wants to redevelop the former site of the Red Lion pub, which burned down two years ago.

Its original application was withdrawn earlier this year after sparking a flood of objections.

The site is on a sharp bend and critics claimed that the proposed development would create an accident blackspot.

McDonald’s is about to submit a revised scheme which it hopes will overcome the objections.

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4:02pm Wed 14 Nov 12

loosehead says...

If you have a car then a quick pop over the flyover or into Millbrook & you have both KFC & McDonalds so why the need for these two ?
If you have a car then a quick pop over the flyover or into Millbrook & you have both KFC & McDonalds so why the need for these two ? loosehead
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4:22pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Stillness says...

Oh well, that should improve the traffic flow and safety on the roundabout then!
Oh well, that should improve the traffic flow and safety on the roundabout then! Stillness
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5:09pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

So cars trying to get out onto a busy 3 lane roundabout used by oil tankers all day long isn't an issue here then i take it.
So cars trying to get out onto a busy 3 lane roundabout used by oil tankers all day long isn't an issue here then i take it. bigfella777
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5:17pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

Cllr Harrison says

“There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.”

Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC.

Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.
Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight. Over the Edge
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6:02pm Wed 14 Nov 12

loosehead says...

Surely there must be better uses for this & the McDonalds Land?
Surely there must be better uses for this & the McDonalds Land? loosehead
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6:47pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Stillness says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Cllr Harrison says

“There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.”

Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC.

Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.
Maybe a lot of the "young people in Totton" are foreign nationals? Let's face it there has been a fair bit of Romany blood been there for ages ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.[/p][/quote]Maybe a lot of the "young people in Totton" are foreign nationals? Let's face it there has been a fair bit of Romany blood been there for ages ;-) Stillness
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6:53pm Wed 14 Nov 12

TimTam says...

Well it's finger lickin' good or is it? As this area of Totton is destined to become a fast food mecca perhaps the Rushington roundabout should be renamed something like Cholesterol Corner ;-)
Well it's finger lickin' good or is it? As this area of Totton is destined to become a fast food mecca perhaps the Rushington roundabout should be renamed something like Cholesterol Corner ;-) TimTam
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7:03pm Wed 14 Nov 12

tesscat says...

With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon
With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon tesscat
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11:22pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

It will also create more work for the SGH/NHS. What with worms, food poisoning etc!! It may be finger licking good in theory but the long term consequences of eating this c.rap (and McD's) are well documented, is it not?
It will also create more work for the SGH/NHS. What with worms, food poisoning etc!! It may be finger licking good in theory but the long term consequences of eating this c.rap (and McD's) are well documented, is it not? bazzeroz
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6:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

loosehead says...

bazzeroz wrote:
It will also create more work for the SGH/NHS. What with worms, food poisoning etc!! It may be finger licking good in theory but the long term consequences of eating this c.rap (and McD's) are well documented, is it not?
nearly as bad as eating a Doner kebab
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: It will also create more work for the SGH/NHS. What with worms, food poisoning etc!! It may be finger licking good in theory but the long term consequences of eating this c.rap (and McD's) are well documented, is it not?[/p][/quote]nearly as bad as eating a Doner kebab loosehead
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10:46am Thu 15 Nov 12

elvisimo says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.
Yep I would probably employ foreign nationals - they seem to understand the concept of working for a living.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.[/p][/quote]Yep I would probably employ foreign nationals - they seem to understand the concept of working for a living. elvisimo
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10:49am Thu 15 Nov 12

eurogordi says...

Cllr. David Harrison doesn't have a clue and is completely out of touch with the local population of Totton. Enough said.
Cllr. David Harrison doesn't have a clue and is completely out of touch with the local population of Totton. Enough said. eurogordi
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12:23pm Thu 15 Nov 12

adamello says...

tesscat wrote:
With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon
The Red Lion site is being targeted by McDs
[quote][p][bold]tesscat[/bold] wrote: With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon[/p][/quote]The Red Lion site is being targeted by McDs adamello
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12:31pm Thu 15 Nov 12

loosehead says...

adamello wrote:
tesscat wrote:
With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon
The Red Lion site is being targeted by McDs
Why not re-open the pub with an off sells selling Burgers & Southern Fried chicken?
[quote][p][bold]adamello[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tesscat[/bold] wrote: With living within in a 3 min walk from rushington. am not particular happy with the thought of trying to get out of Bartram road, on to the dual carriage is bad enough.but early morning or in rush hour will be bad. with out the thought of KFC being on my door step, what about where the old red lion pub use to be or even better the moon[/p][/quote]The Red Lion site is being targeted by McDs[/p][/quote]Why not re-open the pub with an off sells selling Burgers & Southern Fried chicken? loosehead
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1:10pm Thu 15 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

elvisimo wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.
Yep I would probably employ foreign nationals - they seem to understand the concept of working for a living.
I am not sure what constitutes a foreign national these days as there not many Britons left what with the Romans, Saxons and Normans mixing up the gene pool.

However, it does seem that people who have come to live here from abroad are more motivated to work even if it is not very glamorous.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Cllr Harrison says “There will be a lot of young people in Totton who will be grateful for a job close by.” Only if those young people are foreign nationals, if he wants to see local young people employed I suggest he doesn't bother with KFC. Pop along to KFC Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd,,,,,,Cllr Harrison,not a local young person in sight.[/p][/quote]Yep I would probably employ foreign nationals - they seem to understand the concept of working for a living.[/p][/quote]I am not sure what constitutes a foreign national these days as there not many Britons left what with the Romans, Saxons and Normans mixing up the gene pool. However, it does seem that people who have come to live here from abroad are more motivated to work even if it is not very glamorous. sarfhamton
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10:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

forest tony says...

It does not matter whether the young people employed by these companies are local youngsters, foreign nationals from Timbuctu or Mars, most young people need full time work, training for a career! This rarely comes from the likes of KFC or McD's. This nation is making a rod for its own back. One day when these youngsters have to work 40 hours plus a week, they will probably turn round and say, "never done it before, not going to now", it will be our own **** faults!
It does not matter whether the young people employed by these companies are local youngsters, foreign nationals from Timbuctu or Mars, most young people need full time work, training for a career! This rarely comes from the likes of KFC or McD's. This nation is making a rod for its own back. One day when these youngsters have to work 40 hours plus a week, they will probably turn round and say, "never done it before, not going to now", it will be our own **** faults! forest tony
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9:45pm Fri 16 Nov 12

David Harrison says...

I don't think I am out of touch with what Totton people think, Eurogordi.
I live in the town - have done for 56 years. I am a Town, District & County Councillor - and only because people regularly vote for me.
I deliver more literature than any other councillor, hold regular street surgeries, knock on 5,000 doors and speak to locals every 2 years, I have my own Facebook Pages, where I invite people to comment on local issues (visit "Councillor David Harrison")... oh and as you can see, monitor the comments on this website ! Out of touch? Don't think so... perhaps you can respond with your local qualifications that entitle you to make the judgement ? ;-)
I don't think I am out of touch with what Totton people think, Eurogordi. I live in the town - have done for 56 years. I am a Town, District & County Councillor - and only because people regularly vote for me. I deliver more literature than any other councillor, hold regular street surgeries, knock on 5,000 doors and speak to locals every 2 years, I have my own Facebook Pages, where I invite people to comment on local issues (visit "Councillor David Harrison")... oh and as you can see, monitor the comments on this website ! Out of touch? Don't think so... perhaps you can respond with your local qualifications that entitle you to make the judgement ? ;-) David Harrison
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10:04pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Writers Cramp says...

Totton is going to become an accident black spot unless NFDC show some teeth! NO to McDonalds on sharp bend, NO to Lorry Container park right next to Level Crossing and NO to KFC on a massively busy roundabout ! No, No, No before someone gets killed ! Who's hands will the blood fall on ?
Totton is going to become an accident black spot unless NFDC show some teeth! NO to McDonalds on sharp bend, NO to Lorry Container park right next to Level Crossing and NO to KFC on a massively busy roundabout ! No, No, No before someone gets killed ! Who's hands will the blood fall on ? Writers Cramp
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1:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brock_and_Roll says...

Judging by the large number of extreme "jogging" pant clad wobble-bottoms to seen as ASDA in Totton, where being obese seems to qualifty you for a mobility scooter to do your shopping, the last thing Totton needs is more fast food outlets!!
Judging by the large number of extreme "jogging" pant clad wobble-bottoms to seen as ASDA in Totton, where being obese seems to qualifty you for a mobility scooter to do your shopping, the last thing Totton needs is more fast food outlets!! Brock_and_Roll
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